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Hoping to progress

8 October 2013

Lee Carsley has hinted at minimal changes to United's squad for tonight's Johnstone's Paint Trophy clash at Bramall Lane.

Speaking ahead of hosting League Two Hartlepool United, United's Assistant Manager - Technical, revealed the players had all expressed a readiness to play, despite the management staff considering a few tweaks.

Carsley remarked: "The players have all reported their desire to carry on playing in search of that elusive victory, they feel we are moving in the right direction.

"But we will assess the squad in the build-up to the game and it'll be a strong team that is selected to face Hartlepool.

"We are here to win football matches and at the moment any win will do confidence no harm, one win often leads to two and then comes a momentum which will hopefully help us climb the table quickly."

On the challenge that waits the Blades this evening, Carsley expects a tough test against a side that won convincingly at the weekend, adding:

"Hartlepool are a good team under the management of Colin Cooper and Craig Hignett. They are solid and well organised, but as we saw at the weekend at Mansfield, they are exciting and score goals.

"They will come to Bramall Lane full of confidence having scored four at Field Mill and we will have to be at our best to progress to the next round."

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